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Motorola unfazed by Apple photo-patent win

Motorola Mobility (MMI) lost another round in its ongoing patent war with Apple when a German court ruled in Cupertino's favor in a photo-management patent case – but they're putting their best face on the setback. "Today's ruling in Munich, Germany on the patent litigation brought by Apple concerns a software feature associated …
Rik Myslewski, 01 Mar 2012
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DEAD STEVE JOBS kills Apple bounce patent from BEYOND THE GRAVE

The late Apple baron Steve Jobs has critically wounded one of his company's key "bounce to update" related patents in Europe. A German court has nixed a photo-gallery app design, filed by Apple in June 2007, after a video of Jobs demonstrating the software with the rubber-band bounce effect five months earlier was deemed prior …
Bill Ray, 30 Sep 2013

Axon 100mpg car gallery

It's just a car. it's called Axon, and it's just a car. It has a petrol engine, four wheels. So why is it supposed to be the greenest breakthrough in the automotive sector? Here's what it looks like... Axon Photo Gallery Axon Axon Axon And this it what it looks like on the inside... Axon

Dark horse shocker: Verizon first to ship KitKat update for Moto X

Motorola's Moto X will be one of the first smartphones to be upgraded to Android 4.4 "KitKat," and in a surprising break with tradition, customers on Verizon Wireless will be the first to receive the update. Verizon may be the US's largest wireless carrier, but its track record for delivering Android updates is lousy. Phones on …
Neil McAllister, 19 Nov 2013

Twitter revamps Android tablet app – but ONLY for Samsung 'slabs

Twitter has unveiled a new version of its mobile app designed specifically for Android devices with larger screen - but for now only Samsung fondlers will be able to use it. The company announced the app on Thursday as an exclusive for owners of the 2014 edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, saying it worked with the South …
Neil McAllister, 11 Oct 2013
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Dropbox dropouts and biz rebels: Stay in control ... inhale your own cloud

In part one, I looked at how cloud services can fail you, using the example of the demise of Google Reader and the ensuing feed-ing frenzy. Replacing Google Reader with a self-hosted alternative like TinyTinyRSS isn't too difficult - the OPML format offers reasonably good data portability, which allows you to simply reload your …
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Apple sticks finger in dyke, cuts off Dutch flood of Galaxy S, SII, Ace

Samsung Galaxy products which run Android 2.2.1 to 2.3.7 - the Galaxy S, SII and Ace - have been banned in the Netherlands after a Dutch court ruled that the devices infringe an Apple scrolling patent that relates to how a user swipes through photo galleries. The court said that Samsung's pre-Android 3.0 gear is using the …
The HTC One M8

Gr8, it's the new M8! Ideal for that celebrity funeral selfie

Taiwanese phone-maker HTC unveiled its quad-core HTC One M8, the snappily named successor to the M7, on Tuesday. Predictably, it's powered by a 2.3GHz ARM-compatible Snapdragon 801 chip from Qualcomm with 2GB of RAM, and runs Android KitKat 4.4. The battery isn’t removable, it has 16 or 32GB of on-board storage, and it can …
Simon Rockman, 26 Mar 2014
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World's largest digital photo frame displayed

Digital photo frames are nice to look at in the corner of your room, but Smartpart’s latest frame will need more space than that because it’s claimed to be the world’s largest. Smartpart_frame Smartpart's digital photo frame measures 32in At 32in the frame will likely be best displayed on a wall, making it look like an LCD …
James Sherwood, 24 Sep 2008
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Microsoft awards itself Google-esque power over Hotmail, SkyDrive etc

Microsoft has tweaked its fine print so it can reuse its users' photos, emails and chat messages to polish its online services. The new terms-of-use agreement was rolled out late last week. It grants Microsoft the right to use information gathered from Hotmail, Photo Gallery, Office.com and SkyDrive accounts in a manner it sees …
Gavin Clarke, 03 Sep 2012

German court turkey-slaps Motorola in patent case

A Munich court has determined that Motorola infringed Apple’s “overscroll bounce” technology and has ordered a recall of all tablets and smartphones containing the technology. The Chocolate Moto won’t have to move immediately, since it’s now up to Apple to post various bonds to cover enforcement. For a mere 25 million Euros, …
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Sony Ericsson signals Xperia X10 Gingerbread update

Sony Ericsson has posted Android 2.3 Gingerbread for last year's Xperia X10 smartphone. The phone maker promised the much sought after upgrade back in March, saying the software would arrive "late Q2/early Q3". Later, it revised that timeframe to early August. But we're still in late July, and here's Gingerbread. Sony Ericsson …
Hard Reg, 27 Jul 2011
ZTE Open, the Firefox OS smartphone

ZTE Open: This dirt-cheap smartphone is a swing and a miss

Of the various open source Android challengers currently under development, the Mozilla Foundation's Firefox OS was the first to reach the market with actual, commercially available products. The ZTE Open smartphone is one such product. Unfortunately, that's about all it's got going for it. When ZTE started selling the Open via …
Neil McAllister, 13 Sep 2013
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Microsoft kills Windows Live brand

Microsoft is killing its Windows Live brand ahead of launching Windows 8, citing "customer confusion". In a mercifully short Windows 8 blog Microsoft said it’s ripping the meaningless umbrella from a bunch of online services. Windows Live covers Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger and is the prefix to its Web 2.0 me-too properties …
Gavin Clarke, 03 May 2012
Disgo 8400G Android tablet

Review: Disgo 8400G 7.9in Android tablet

A 7.9in Jelly Bean Android tablet with 3G connectivity for £150? There has to be a catch, right? Absolutely. The catch with the Disgo 8400G is that you’ve probably never heard of the company before... Now, this could mean you’ll be ahead of the game with the next big thing in affordable fondleslabs if you bought one. However, …
Bob Dormon, 22 Apr 2013
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Microsoft presses refresh on Windows Live again

Microsoft is once again tweaking its Windows Live estate, this time with a view to improving photo and video management both online and offline. According to CNet's Ina Fried, Redmond is updating its Windows Live photo gallery, movie maker, mail and sync features with betas expected to arrive in the next few months. "We're …
Kelly Fiveash, 03 Jun 2010
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Westminster Abbey cashes in on Royal Wedding with ... App

Today, Prince William and Kate Middleton gave 'royal approval' to Abbey 3D, an app that offers a tour of Westminster Abbey in 3D, even showing users areas that are off-limit on Wedding Day. Bless. There's also a photo gallery of previous weddings as well as biographies of those involved, not to mention the regular updates and …
Caleb Cox, 18 Apr 2011
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Microsoft integrates OAuth 2.0 in play for Facebook goodness

Microsoft has suckered up to Facebook's social graph API with the implementation of OAuth 2.0 on its Windows Live developer platform. The company announced plans to hook its next version of Microsoft's Messenger Connect coder system into the open authorisation standard in early May, when its ID expert Kim Cameron quit Redmond. …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Jun 2011
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Ice Cream Sandwich

No new version of the Android mobile operating system has been quite so eagerly awaited as v4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich as it’s more colourfully known. The reason is not hard to explain: Android has streaked ahead of iOS in the bums-on-seats stakes but there is still the feeling that the user interface lacks the polish and grace …
Alun Taylor, 29 Nov 2011
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Cache 'n' carry: What's the best config for your SSD?

The idea of using a low-capacity SSD to store the most frequently accessed files or parts of files in order to access them more quickly than a mechanical hard drive can serve them up - a technique called SSD caching - has been around for some time, but it wasn’t until the arrival of Intel’s Smart Response Technology with the …
Simon Crisp, 12 Feb 2013
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Microsoft releases Windows Live apps suite

Microsoft slapped a new bunch of Windows Live updates onto the interwebs yesterday in its latest effort to knit desktop and cloud computing together. The company made a set of free apps available to allow Windows 7 customers to connect, create and share docs online. The software updates to Windows Live Essentials 2011 include …
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Oct 2010
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Pesky weather grounds Discovery

Space shuttle Discovery will not now launch on its STS-133 mission to the International Space Station until tomorrow (Friday) at the earliest. Discovery on Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center The venerable vehicle's swansong has has been postponed due to the weather at Kennedy Space Center, NASA explains. If the agency …
Lester Haines, 04 Nov 2010

Sony talks up PS3 update

Just 24 hours after announcing the impending launch of firmware version 5.03 for the PlayStation Portable, Sony has released a sneak preview of another firmware update for the PS3. Sony staffer Eric Lempel said, again in a post on the official PlayStation blog, that the PS3’s update – to be called version 2.60 – is primarily …
James Sherwood, 21 Jan 2009
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The Guardian 2.0.2

Version 2.0 of The Guardian newspaper's app came out recently, but I held off downloading it at first because it now requires a subscription rather than being completely free. However, the recent uproar about Apple’s seemingly restrictive terms for in-app subscriptions piqued my interest and prompted me to take out my very first …
Cliff Joseph, 03 Mar 2011
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Mozilla rages at MS, Apple and Google's 'trojan horse' tactics

A well-respected Mozilla man has attacked Apple, Google and Microsoft for installing plug-ins without first asking for a web surfer’s permission. Open web advocate Asa Dotzler, who co-founded the Spread Firefox project for the open source browser outfit in 2004, slammed the three tech titans for making sneaky installs of plug- …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Nov 2010
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NASA's Odyssey to break Martian long-service record

NASA has the champagne on ice as its Odyssey Orbiter prepares to break the "Martian longevity record". On 15 December, the spacecraft will clock up its 3,340th day since entering orbit around the Red Planet on 24 October 2001, and will have "worked longer at Mars than any other spacecraft in history". Odyssey takes the crown …
Lester Haines, 10 Dec 2010
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Windows Live gets upgrade

Microsoft is beta testing two new features of Windows Live - its effort at delivering software as a service over the web. It has added a photo-sharing application, Live Photo Gallery, and 500MB of online storage space called Windows Live Folders. Windows Live Photo Gallery is available to testers in nine countries and is …
John Oates, 27 Jun 2007

Sony revamps e-book Reader with reading lamp

Having just released its second-generation e-book reader in the UK, Sony has now introduced the third version in the States. Sony PRS-700 Reader Sony PRS-700 Reader: it was a .doc and stormy night... The PRS-700 won't go on sale until next month, but when it does it will sport a 6in E Ink display and enough memory for 350 e- …
Tony Smith, 03 Oct 2008

Tiny MyCar named electric vehicle of the year

No, we're not sure about the MyCar's looks either, but that hasn't stopped the electric two-seater winning GreenFleet magazine's electric vehicle of the year award. The Italian-designed MyCar is made in Hong Kong and offered in the UK by Nice - aka No Internal Combustion Engine. We say offered, though the £8995 motor doesn't go …
Tony Smith, 01 Oct 2008

Honda shows Insight hybrid in Europe

Honda will show its Insight concept hybrid at the Paris Motor Show this week, allowing Europeans to take a look at the motor maker's first hybrid-only auto. There's no denying the Insight's new-Civic styling - rather more swish than the look of its current Civic Hybrid offering. Inside the five-door shell there's a 1.3l pertrol …
Tony Smith, 02 Oct 2008

Sony intros dual-drive HDD, SDD 18in hi-def notebook

Sony has introduced a quartet of PCs - three all-in-one desktops and a desktop-replacement notebook - pitched at punters after a Blu-ray Disc system. All three sport Nvidia GeForce 9 series graphics chips that drive big displays designed for Blu-ray playback. Top-end models come with BD burners, the rest have BD play/DVD burn …
Tony Smith, 09 Sep 2008

Lightning to thunder with speed-creep beating V8 roar

UK electric car company Lightning is to fit its upcoming two-seaters with digitally recorded V8 engine noise in a bid to help pedestrians and other road users hear the otherwise silent sportscars coming. And it'll aid the driver too, the company told Register Hardware, by preventing accidental speeding. Lightning GT Lightning's …
Alun Taylor, 07 Nov 2008
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HTC unveils 3G touch-phone, 2.5G alternative

HTC has launched a handset offensive and unveiled two handsets at either end of the mobile phone technology spectrum. HTC_Touch3G_1 HTC's Touch 3G: has... well... 3G The Touch 3G and Touch Viva both use HTC’s established TouchFlo touch-sensitive UI, but while the Touch 3G – as the name suggests – enables HSDPA 3G connectivity …
James Sherwood, 16 Sep 2008

Dixons stores offer own-brand HSDPA mini-laptop

DSGi, the retailer formerly known as Dixons, has extended is netbook line-up with a new model the integrates HSDPA connectivity. The Advent 4213 is based on Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, packs in 1GB of memory and a 160GB hard drive. It has a 10.2in widescreen display, presumably with a 1024 x 600 resolution, though DSGi …
Tony Smith, 15 Sep 2008
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Windows Live third wave washes up

Microsoft has given birth to a beta of the next version of Windows Live – the firm’s online software and services suite. Wave 3 was rolled out by Redmond yesterday. MS corporate veep Chris Jones told the blogosphere that the latest release included updated versions of Windows Live Mail, Photo Gallery and Writer. There’s also a …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Sep 2008

Sanyo intros 'iPhone-on-a-stick' home internet terminal

Japan's Sanyo is to offer locals an internet access terminal looks like a giant Jesus Phone on a stick. Sanyo's Albo: iPhone on a stick Dubbed the "Albo Home Network Viewer", the unit's designed to connect to a home's Wi-Fi network and allow users to hop online and check email, run webcam sessions, send instant messages, …
Tony Smith, 29 Oct 2008
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Microsoft beta tests Office subscription software

Microsoft has launched a private beta test of a subscription version of its Office and security software. Dubbed Albany the package includes Office Live and OneCare - Microsoft's bundle of security and anti-virus products. It is aimed at consumers rather than businesses - Microsoft is already trialling similar offerings for …
John Oates, 21 Apr 2008

Toshiba takes wraps off netbook

It's official: Toshiba today formally launched its entry into the Small, Cheap Computer arena, following Dell's lead and equipping the Linux version with Ubuntu 8.04. The NB100 is an 8.9in model - the display resolution is 1024 x 600 - and powered by Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270. Depending on the version you choose, it'll come with …
Tony Smith, 18 Sep 2008
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Sony all-in-one PCs get even more iMac-alike

As laptop prices fall, it’s easy to forget that not everyone wants to lug a laptop around – no matter how light it is. Sony has realised this and launched its latest all-in-one slimline desktop. The Vaio JS1 looks like Apple's iMac, meaning the Sony PC's 20.1in screen has everything needed on a computer, such as storage and the …
James Sherwood, 30 Sep 2008

Sony gushes over gurly laptop line

Sony has announced the latest in its series of colourful laptops it hopes consumers will love, cherish and... er... treat like a real friend. “This is a companion, not a tool,” gushed Hidetoshi Takigawa, Sony's European Vaio marketing chief as only marketing chiefs can. The Vaio CS11 series all sport 14.1in, 1280 x 800 glossy …
Tony Smith, 09 Sep 2008
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Motorola intros wacky flip-round phone

Mention Swiss-made bearings, custom engineering, tungsten-carbide coated gears and a mirror-polished finish, and you’d be forgiven for thinking we were referring to a luxury watch. Instead, all these features and more are present in Motorola’s latest wacky handset. Aura_03 Motorola's Aura: opens with a sliding face The first …
James Sherwood, 22 Oct 2008
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Microsoft needs Windows Home Server test dummies

Microsoft is looking for Windows Home Server guinea pigs to test a public beta of a patch to a major corruption bug that has blighted the product since late last year. The bug, which corrupts data on a number of well-known Microsoft and third-party apps when the programs are used to edit or transfer files in the firm’s latest …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 May 2008

Citroën sparks electric C-Cactus production plan

Yes, it looks like a Mini, but Citroën's concept hybrid, the C-Cactus - named, presumably, because it's less thirsty than other cars - looks set to go into production, the Gallic automaker as revealed. And it may arrive as a true electric vehicle. Citroën said it has begun looking at how feasible such a move might be, with the …
Tony Smith, 13 Oct 2008

Renault looks to wee-hued windows to cut car power draw

Say 'bonjour' to Renault's electric city car concept, the imaginately monikered ZE - for 'Zero Emission', if you have to ask - which it expects to put into full-scale production three years down the 'pike. The ZE is a Renault Kangoo Be Bop, itself derived from a compact concept car Renault unveiled last year. Strip out the Be …
Tony Smith, 07 Oct 2008

Asus claims quad-core gaming laptop 'world first'

Asus has introduced what it claims is the world's first gaming notebook with a quad-core processor, beating the likes of Alienware and VoodooPC to the punch. The G71 will incorporate Intel's four-core Core 2 Extreme QX9300, the same chip used in Dell's new Precision M6000 notebook, though that's aimed at serious usage rather …
Tony Smith, 07 Oct 2008
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Microsoft slings Windows Home Server in OEM bargain bin

Microsoft has slashed the OEM price of its Windows Home Server software by 30 per cent. The firm said on Friday that the channel would get more “value” out of the system builder version, the pricing for which changed on 1 November. Of course, many will wonder – in these head-in-the-cloud days – why such a product is desirable …
Kelly Fiveash, 03 Nov 2008
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Nintendo introduces redesigned DS

Nintendo has finally spoken out over rumours that it’s redesigned the DS handheld console, and has released details and pictures of the upcoming machine. Called the DSi, the machine has a three-megapixel camera integrated into the lid and a SD memory card slot built into the side. The console’s audio capabilities have been …
James Sherwood, 02 Oct 2008
Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Android smartphone

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Android smartphone

Smartphones seem to be getting bigger and bigger, but among the recent models from Sony Ericsson is the Xperia Ray, a slim and stylish Android 2.3 device with a sharp 3.3in widescreen. It also sports a well-featured 8Mp camera with 720p HD video recording and a host of other handy functions at a mid-range price. Sony Ericsson …
Dave Oliver, 25 Oct 2011

RIM flicks open first clamshell BlackBerry

Research In Motion (RIM) has introduced the eagerly awaited BlackBerry Pearl 8220 - its first clamshell handset. Opening the 8220 reveals is 240 x 320 display - there's a smaller, colour screen on the lid, along with a video-capable, flash- and zoom-fitted two-megapixel camera. RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8820 RIM's BlackBerry Pearl …
Tony Smith, 10 Sep 2008

Samsung unwraps MacBook Air beater

Samsung promised its X360 "premium" laptop would be "lighter than Air" - it isn't, but it's a smartly spec'd thin'n'light notebook nonetheless. Based on Intel's Centrino 2 technology, the 16.7-30.9mm-thick X360 will come with a range of Core 2 Duo ultra-low voltage processors, one to four gigs of Ram and integrated graphics. …
Tony Smith, 28 Aug 2008